How Do We Best Protect a Synagogue?

Our customer has a set budget for electronic security measures and wants

  • Video Cameras
  • Video Intercoms
  • Access Control

Based on their budget we have to spend wisely. This location is a Synagogue and also a day care center.

Cameras are covered - that's easy.

Video intercoms will be set up at two doors and will be accessible on their phone system to buzz people in.

Access control will be added for key doors throughout the facility so staff members can gain access. Standard door propped, door forced events will be programmed.

I would like your feedback on what other systems or services I can provide to help protect this building. I have considered the following:

  1. Put door contacts on all doors so we know if they are shut or not (hooked up to EAC panel and put on map with status)
  2. Put door closers on all doors to make sure they shut (unless propped)
  3. Disable all exterior key cylinders except on doors that have EAC (for over ride).
  4. Have all doors in the facility remain locked at all times.
  5. Mass notification system

My focus really needs to be on getting as much as possible from the camera/intercom/eac systems.

Please let me know what has worked for you and what we should focus on. Any and all ideas are appreciated.

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